Tuesday, December 26, 2006
The Day After
Red Door, 2006, Oil on Panel, 8x10
So we had a lovely Christmas. But I am glad it's over (not so much into holidays, though I do like to give gifts) and I can forget about all the things I had to do or didn't get to. I get a clean slate until next December. We did manage to bake and decorate many, many sugar cookies, make a gingerbread house and Doug and I got the presents wrapped within an hour of the beginning of Christmas day. Pretty good for us. We didn't have time to make handmade gifts for the relatives, which is something we normally do and we also didn't have time to make a few new ornaments for the tree. However, I am finding as the years go by, that the things we didn't do, don't matter as much as the things we do accomplish and the time that we spend together. Well, except to my youngest daughter, who seems to retain every bit of that information and is ready to remind me of it all in a moments notice. heh. But she is young and will probably come around, as I have.
The cats spent a lot of time doing this:
Our dog Penny, was treated to many extravagant table scraps and I totally went off of my no sugar thing thing, thanks to Godiva chocolates and the aforementioned sugar cookies. The bright side is that I ate so many of both, I am actually looking forward to going back to not eating sugar again.
Everyone around here has new gifts to keep them occupied, we are relaxing the amount of screen time for the kids this week, and so I will have to take advantage of their distraction this week in order to finish up the last few paintings for the show. Posts may be light this week, but I will get back to my usual schedule in January.
Not sure what I will have to be chatting about cause I don't have anything going on until May! Whatever will I do with myself?